Tag Archives: Buskers

Ciaran Tierney writes:

Galway City Council want to bring in new bye-laws to regulate busking in the city centre and buskers say they are vague, restrictive, and unenforceable. In recent weeks, a war of words seems to have opened up in the local media between the buskers and the city centre traders, who rightly point out that they pay rates and that they shouldn’t have to listen to terrlble cover versions being blasted out through amplified sound systems every day. How did it come to this? That a city famed for its culture and vibrant street life, despite enduring so much rainfall, could be on the verge of losing the wonderful street entertainment which has helped spread Galway’s popularity all across the globe. The buskers are angry.

READ ON: The Great Galway Busker War Of 2017 (Ciaran Tierney Blogspot)

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Buskers on Grafton Street, Dublin

Breakingnews.ie reports:

Dublin city councillors have decided to ban street performers from using backing tracks. However, they have rejected a complete ban on amplification.

Buskers banned from using backing tracks in Dublin (Breakingnews.ie)

Previously: Clamping Down

Rollingnews

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First they wanted their drums, swords and flames.

Now they want their amps.

RTE reports:

A total ban on the use of amplifiers by buskers has been recommended by Dublin City Council management as part of a revision of by-laws.

A report to councillors says the decibel limits introduced in by-laws over a year ago have only been partially effective and “extremely difficult to enforce”.

Assistant Chief Executive Brendan Kenny states in the report that complaints are increasing and 83% of the 238 public submissions received on revisions to the by-laws complained about noise levels.

Council management are now proposing to ban amplifiers and the use of the backing tracks for all buskers in the city.

DCC recommends total ban of buskers using amplifiers (RTE)

Previously: A Big Ask

No Drums, No Swords, No Flames

Rollingnews

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Frenetic buskers Too Many Zooz rock out at Union Square Station in New York.

The video has been up on Reddit for some days, but if you haven’t seen it yet, prepare for a treat.

These chaps are somewhat nifty.

(H/T: Ross Coughlan)

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